Shaw 714 DVD

DynoDan

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Just started watching it. WOW! This guy is a ball-making machine! He drops 10 in the time it takes me just to get down on a shot. Not only is he instantly recognizing patterns, but instinctively knows when to run into & spread groups. Sure points out the difference between an actual ‘pro’, and the rest of us ‘dabblers’.
 

arnaldo

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Bob Jewett is in London doing an article about Jayson's 714.

He only has his notes there -- not the DVD. He PM-ed me asking what the very first break ball was.

I replied that he ball -- placed by hand by Jayson in readiness for the opening shot looked like the the three-ball to me.
He says he remembers it as the four-ball.

Anyone care to comment?

Arnaldo
 

Bob Jewett

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Bob Jewett is in London doing an article about Jayson's 714....
Here is the start of the table I'm presenting in the article. LRB gives the side of the break shot. M means the break ball had been bumped into position (or X for the bumping didn't work). I didn't always see the colors well for the break ball.

Break #Time on videoBall countBreak ballL/R/BMoved break?Rack time
10:00:3604R0:02:15
20:02:511412R0:01:57
30:04:482810RM0:03:19
40:08:07423L0:02:45
50:10:52569LX0:03:40
60:14:32706BM0:02:49
70:17:21843R0:02:10
80:19:319815R0:02:55
 

Bob Jewett

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Here is the start of the table I'm presenting in the article. ...
The longest rack in the run took a little over five minutes including the racking. Most racks were about 3 minutes. Amazing. I saw a player in a world championship take 8 minutes on one shot, in which time Jayson would have run three racks.
 

lfigueroa

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Bob Jewett is in London doing an article about Jayson's 714.

He only has his notes there -- not the DVD. He PM-ed me asking what the very first break ball was.

I replied that he ball -- placed by hand by Jayson in readiness for the opening shot looked like the the three-ball to me.
He says he remembers it as the four-ball.

Anyone care to comment?

Arnaldo

I believe it was the four ball -- sort of a pink colored ball in the set.

I'd also have to agree with Bob that the number of times he bumps a ball into position was extraordinary. I'm not so sure his patterns were the best but after that run whadda I know. My only other comment is that his whole demeanor during the run is of someone just strolling around a pool table, almost looking like he's killing time waiting for his wife to get ready to go out to dinner, and just plinking balls off the table. It's nuts.

Lou Figueroa
 
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Chicagoplayer

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The longest rack in the run took a little over five minutes including the racking. Most racks were about 3 minutes. Amazing. I saw a player in a world championship take 8 minutes on one shot, in which time Jayson would have run three racks.
Insanity right?
I’ve never seen anything like it.
 

arnaldo

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I believe it was the four ball -- sort of a pink colored ball in the set.

I'd also have to agree with Bob that the number of times he bumps a ball into position was extraordinary. I'm not so sure his patterns were the best but after that run whadda I know. My only other comment is that his whole demeanor during the run is of someone just strolling around a pool table, almost looking like he's killing time waiting for his wife to get ready to go out to dinner, and just plinking balls off the table. It's nuts.

Lou Figueroa
Beautiful and delightfully on-point imagery there, Lou. You've perfectly captured Jayson's uncommonly relaxed, Zen-like and almost detached and playful nonchalance.

Quite remarkable, as you precisely say -- demeanor -- considering what he achieved . . . and I can't think of any other sport where such relaxed, casualness could produce the sustained excellence that it did. And not a trace of fatigue evident throughout the run. He's done the roadwork that Joe Frazier advises.

It is historically common in the performing arts where top-tier actors (Streep, Brando) and singers (Sinatra) have their envious, bewildered, but enchanted peers saying he/she makes it all look so damned easy. It's definitely counter-intuitive to associate such seeming ease and nonchalance with possibly the most precise of all sports.

Arnaldo
 

lfigueroa

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it has been said before, but it still remains so crazy that Schmidt never sold a DVD of the run. And props to Shaw and crew for actually making it happen.

Kinda makes you wonder what's up with that.

Shaw ran balls, we put the video out there, Shaw makes money, 14.1 fans get to see it.

Lou Figueroa
it's not complicated
 

AtLarge

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Just heard the 714 is now 669? What's that all about? Jayson touched a ball maybe?

[669 = 47 racks + 11]

Edit -- I see we have a separate thread on this subject.
 
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DynoDan

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Just started watching it. WOW! This guy is a ball-making machine! He drops 10 in the time it takes me just to get down on a shot. Not only is he instantly recognizing patterns, but instinctively knows when to run into & spread groups. Sure points out the difference between an actual ‘pro’, and the rest of us ‘dabblers’.
One thing I noticed, the template allows for much less speed applied on the breakshots in order for the rack to spread well. Hitting that shot hard enough to spread balls racked with a triangle certainly increases the chance of a miss. Often a quandary for me, whether to hit the breakshot soft enough to insure it sinks, and then have to pick apart the pack piecemeal, or ‘go for it’, and guarantee a good spread.
Just another reason to set future/official ‘record-run’ equipment standards, and start fresh.
 

DynoDan

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One thing I noticed, the template allows for much less speed applied on the breakshots in order for the rack to spread well. Hitting that shot hard enough to spread balls racked with a triangle certainly increases the chance of a miss. Often a quandary for me, whether to hit the breakshot soft enough to insure it sinks, and then have to pick apart the pack piecemeal, or ‘go for it’, and guarantee a good spread.
Just another reason to set future/official ‘record-run’ equipment standards, and start fresh.
Just about done watching the DVD. Aside from being in ‘dead stroke’ after playing all day, and his incredible skill notwithstanding, he should have gone right out and bought a Powerball ticket! Never had to bank or suffer a scratch, and was never totally sewed after the break (though he came within less than an inch several times) for over 700 balls. Unbelievable!
 

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Fatboy

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Yes, they were using the "TV" colors with the pink four (+12) and light brown seven (+15). I'm often unable to tell whether a ball is the four or five unless they are both on the table.
Imagine how many balls he could run if they were the proper colors?😂😉

Hope your having a nice summer Bob
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